Canada’s extension of copyright might be good for corporations that hold copyrights, but it’s bad news for creators and the public.
Is the writer’s appeal less about the power and complexity of his prose, and more about the view of him as a perennial underdog?
In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realizing that he would one day be photographed by that same unvarnished gaze.
It takes a lot of steps – and help from other people – to make a physical book you can hold in your hands.
Writers seem to be especially vulnerable in polarized times, when the nuances of works are more likely to be overlooked.
Salman Rushdie, great writer and outspoken defender of writers’ freedom of expression, has been under a fatwa for more than 30 years. He’s set to recover from a shock stabbing last Friday in New York.
Many Black audiences are justifiably weary of works about their community told from white perspectives. But authorship isn’t always black and white.
If Dostoevsky insists that one cannot shy away from horror and tragedy, Tolstoy would contend that people must act upon what they see.
Funding for writing and publishing is not just low: it’s also declining. Ben Eltham looks at a grim federal budget for literature, in the context of ongoing neglect for written culture in Australia.
On International Women’s Day, two women writers discuss feminism, writing in the age of Trump and Covid – and being ‘flabbergasted’ by the absence of birth from Western art and philosophy.
Black writers like Charles Chesnutt had to contend with a dilemma writers today know all too well: give the audience and editors what they want, or wallow in obscurity.
On Dec. 2, 1941, a publication date was set for Mori’s first book. Five days later, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, upending the writer’s life and throwing the book’s publication into doubt.
How writers hear their characters in their heads.
The magazine grew to be the largest circulation publication for black readers in South Africa, and expanded to include East and West African editions.
From cholera outbreaks to public health actions, war metaphors have long been used to describe diseases, to show what we fear and to explain our world to ourselves.
Public figures, authors, artists and journalists have long written about their experience of dying. But why do they do it? And what do we gain?
The group seemed to be doing all of the right things to diversify its ranks. It wasn’t enough.
African literary prizes are slowly becoming more relevant and richer, thanks to writers organising on the continent.
Images of wildfires are powerful, but can make climate catastrophe seem like something spectacular and distant. So some artists are focusing on the plants and bugs in our immediate surroundings.
There are growing calls for the Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun to be freed after six months of detention and interrogation in China.